Tamir Zadok
Tamir Zadok (b. in 1979, based in Tel Aviv) studied the MFA program in cinema at TAU and graduated with honors "Ha-midrasha" School of Fine Art in 2007. He awarded The Israeli Ministry of Culture Prize for Young Artist in 2010. In 2012 was in the "Cite" residency in Paris and in 2015 in "Maquis projects" residency in Izmir, Turkey. Currently he is based in Artport residency and is working on a solo show for the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. His work has been shown in The Martin Gropius Bau (Berlin), La Maison European de la Photography (Paris), Artisterium Biennale (Tbilisi), Rosenfeld gallery (Tel Aviv), Haifa Museum of Art, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Circle 1 (Berlin), Total Museum of Contemporary Art (Seoul), National Center for Contemporary art (Yekaterinburg) and part of the Tel Aviv Museum of art collection. Zadok works in video, photography and installation and use humor and familiar genres in his works. His work is political and ask questions about identity and narrative construction. By disguising his work within the easily recognized forms of popular culture, he keeps his work accessible and communicative. As a matter of tactic, he chooses genres well known to any Israeli; Manipulations to visitors center videos, film-stills, tourist souvenirs, and archeological installations that allows him to pose questions about narrative construction and Israeli arrogance without alienating his audiences.